Reports and Presentations

Note: These files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

February 3, 2023

Feasibility of Maximizing Federal Funds for Children in Foster Care

Report analyzes recommendations from a consulting group on to determine the feasibility of maximizing federal funds, using Medicaid benefits, and streamlining processes to help children in foster care.

Annual Review of STAR Health Services FY 2023

Evaluating the use of benefits under the STAR Health program for children in foster care to better coordinate the provision of healthcare and use of those benefits.

February 1, 2023

Presentation to the Senate Finance Committee

This presentation provides an overview of HHS's mission, vision, organizational structure, and key functions. It covers key budget drivers and a summary of Senate Bill 1. It also summarizes the agency's exceptional item requests as well as caseload and cost growth trends.

January 31, 2023

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Efficiency Audit Report

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Efficiency Audit Report reflects the results of an efficiency audit of the federal TANF program and the state temporary assistance and support services program which examined fiscal management, efficiency of the use of resources, and the effectiveness of state efforts in achieving the goals of the TANF program, for fiscal years 2018-2021.

January 27, 2023

Office of Disability Prevention for Children Report

Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Disability Prevention for Children (ODPC) work in preventing developmental disabilities while seeking to minimize the losses developmental disabilities cause, especially in infants and young children. ODPC strives to prevent intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in infants and children from conception to age 12 through provider and public education, partnerships with other state agencies and stakeholders, and evaluating state efforts to prevent developmental disabilities.

Kidney Health Care Program Report

The annual Kidney Health Care (KHC) Program Report provides a description of benefits to eligible clients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and a discussion of expenditures and drug manufacturers rebates in fiscal year 2022.

January 20, 2023

Report on Group Home Regulation

This report provides important background on complex issues, including previous relevant legislation; the current landscape of group home regulation, including HHSC boarding home standards adopted at the local level; and recommendations for policymakers on how to potentially improve health and safety standards in these and other unregulated settings.

January 18, 2023

Medically Dependent Children Program Monitoring Report - December 2022

The Medically Dependent Children Program Monitoring Report is a legislatively required report containing information and data related to access to care for Medicaid recipients receiving benefits under the MDCP waiver program for the first quarter of state fiscal quarter 2023.

Medical Review of Medicaid Service Denials for Foster Care Youth Report

HHSC partners with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to document a process to review a denial of services for STAR Health members.

Boarding Home Facilities Report

The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 260 governing boarding home facilities Section 260.003, requires the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop and publish model standards for the operations of a boarding home facility, and it specifies that these standards must address elements such as construction, fire safety, sanitary conditions, reporting and investigation of injuries and incidents, staff education, and assessment of residents.